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This page consists of all infomation about the Ministry of Health ranging from its functions, present and past Commissioners, present and past Permanent Secretaries and Agencies under the Ministry.

About the Ministry

The Ministry of Health was established on August 1991 and is presently under the leadership of Dr. Innocent Vakkai as its Honourable Commissioner.

 

Functions/Achievements of the Ministry

The Ministry is saddled with the following responsibilities;

  1. Protecting the health of the citizens of the state.
  2. Provide health promotion, prevention and curative services.
  3. Formulate health policies.
  4. Regulate activities of public and private sectors health care providers.
  5. Ensure that health activities meet national and international standards.
  6. Collaborate with Training Institutions on manpower (Human Resources for Health) needs in the state.

Achievements of the Ministry 

  1. Immunisation programmes with wide coverage.
  2. Mobile Health Clinic (Partnership between the state and MTN).
  3. Temporary Accreditation of College of Nursing and Midwifery by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
  4. Renovation and equipping of Gen. T.Y. Danjuma Health Centre, Takum.
  5. Containment of Lassa fever outbreak.
    Assessment of some General/Referral Hospitals for planned renovation and equipping.
Agencies Under the Ministry

Agencies under the Ministry are as follows;

  1. State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
  2. Health Services Management Board.
  3. Taraba AIDS Control Agency.
  4. Essential Drugs Programme.
  5. College of Nursing and Midwifery, Jalingo.
  6. College of Health Technology, Takum.
The Honorable Commissioner

Dr. Innocent Vakkai Comm Min. of Health

Dr. Innocent Vakkai Hon. Comm. Min. of Health.

Dr. Innocent Vakkai, the Honourable Commissioner of Health hails from Ardo-Kola Local Government Area. He was born on 28th December 1971 and is married with two (2) children. He started his educational career at Lugere Primary School, Jimeta- Yola from 1977-1983 and proceeded to General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola from 1983-1988. He enrolled into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1990-1998 as well as National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria from 2002-2009.

Other Achievements
He is a Consultant Public Health Physician and won the 1st position, Gongola State Young Scientist Competition in 1987. He also won the 1st position, Mathematical quiz competition, Gongola State in 1988 and Head of Nigeria Delegation to Belize Central America.

Workshops Attended
He attended workshops on retro-viral use in the treatment of HIV in the Caribbean and Surveillance Training by World Health Organisation (WHO) in Abuja.

Publications
Dr Innocent has the following Publications to his name;

  • Prevalence and Reinfection Rates of Soil-transmitted Helminths among School Children in Ardo-kola Local Government Area of Taraba state.
  • Prevalence of Breast and Cervical cancer among women in Jalingo.

He enjoys playing Lawn Tennis and Reading.

The Permanent Secretary

Information coming soon.

Past Commissioners

Past Commissioners Ministry of Health

S/NNAMESDURATION
2.Dr. Tafarki Agbadu2014-2015
3.Pharm. Oliver Wubon2013-2014
4.Prince Mustapha Hamangbdo2011-2013
5.Hon. Muhammed Yusuf2009
6.Hon. David Tikon2009
7.Hon. Mark B. Useni2007-2008
8.Dr. Jonah Wachap2005-2006
9.Dr. Markus Hamidu2006-2007
10.Pharm. Danbaba Suntai2004-2005
11.Dr. Philip Duwe2000-2003
12.Barr. Sam Tsokwa1999-2000
13.Dr. Anthony G. Manzo
14.Dr. Alfred Yahaya Kobiba1993
15.Dr. Peter G. Warwar1992-1993
Past Permanent Secretaries
The Table shows the list of past permanent secretaries of the Ministry.
S/NNAMESDURATION
Pharmacist Ibrahim Imam-
1.Mr. Boliga Sanda2014
2.Dr. Philip Duwe2011
3.Dr. Simion Ambita’a2006-2011
4.Engr. Bakari Yero2005-2006
5.Dr. Hamidu Moh’d2000-2005
6.Mr. Joshua Musa1999-2000
7.Mrs. Yelwa H. Mbura1996-1999
8.Mr. Ezekiel B. Adashu1994-1996
9.Mrs. Veronica Umar1992-1994
10.Alh. Shehu Mohammed1991-1992